Lepidoptera (Butterflies)

Family Scientific Name Common Name
Hesperidae Ochlodes sylvanus Large Skipper
Hesperidae Thymelicus sylvestris Small Skipper
Lycaenidae Celastrina argiolus Holly Blue
Lycaenidae Favonicus quercus Purple Hairstreak
Lycaenidae Lycaena phlaeas Small Copper
Lycaenidae Polyommatus icarus Common blue
Nymphalidae Aglais io Peacock
Nymphalidae Aglais urticae Small Tortoishell
Nymphalidae Aphantopus hyperantus Ringlet
Nymphalidae Coenonympha pamphilus Small Heath
Nymphalidae Limenitis camilla White Admiral
Nymphalidae Maniola jurtina Meadow Brown
Nymphalidae Melanargia galathea Marbled White
Nymphalidae Pararge aegeria Speckled Wood
Nymphalidae Polygonia c-album Comma
Nymphalidae Pyronia tithonus Gatekeeper
Nymphalidae Vanessa atalanta Red Admiral
Nymphalidae Vanessa cardui Painted lady
Pieridae Anthocharis cardamines Orange Tip
Pieridae Colias croceus Clouded Yellow
Pieridae Gonepteryx rhamni Brimstone
Pieridae Peris brassicae Large White
Pieridae Pieris napi Green-veined White
Pieridae Pieris rapae Small White

3 Responses to Lepidoptera (Butterflies)

  1. Peter Scott says:

    Hello, I made a list of the butterflies in my back garden (university end of Hamilton Road) last year. I spotted 17 species, including one you don’t have on the list (Brown Argus). I assumed that it came from the University campus. I took a couple of photos and it is definitely a Brown Argus.

    • Peter – thanks for your comment. We’ll keep an eye open for the Brown Argus this year. With any luck we’ll spot it on campus too. It would be great if you could post your species list here as it would be a useful record of diversity near campus.

  2. Peter Scott says:

    Alistair, thanks. The list for 2014 is as follows:

    Brown Argus
    Green-veined White
    Holly Blue
    Large White
    Meadow Brown
    Red Admiral
    Small Copper
    Small Skipper
    Small Tortoiseshell
    Small White
    Speckled Wood

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